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Elfmama

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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7230 on: February 28, 2013, 09:12:25 PM »
Starry Diadem, the way I always heard it was:

C:\DOS>

C:\DOS> RUN

Please, God, run...


Well yes, but that's not quite as much fun as the old wingadingdingy and Jane learn-to-read book!
I hated the D*i*c*k and Jane books as a kid.  I could already read well over that level.  It would have been a lot more fun as Wingadingdingy and Jane.
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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7231 on: March 01, 2013, 12:09:09 AM »
*snip*
Twik wrote:

"And the lovely "ABORT, RETRY, FAIL?""

Who is General Failure anyway, and why is he reading my hard drive?

Virg
(jumping in late...)

I've met General Failure - his first name is Al and he was very, very over-weight.  He really liked messing with hard drives.

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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7232 on: March 01, 2013, 12:11:31 AM »
*snip*
Twik wrote:

"And the lovely "ABORT, RETRY, FAIL?""

Who is General Failure anyway, and why is he reading my hard drive?

Virg
(jumping in late...)

I've met General Failure - his first name is Al and he was very, very over-weight.  He really liked messing with hard drives.

What about Major Malfunction?
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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7233 on: March 01, 2013, 12:13:40 AM »


BabyMama, your friend isn't that far off.  The first iPods were sold in late 2001, so that's only 11.5 years.  Also, did you take your iPod to your nearest Apple store?  From what you said, you're probably right, but you might ask them if they can wipe and reinstall the firmware, just in case the problem is simply a corrupted OS.  It won't cost you anything to ask, and you might be able to save the device.

You can do it on your own computer if you have iTunes, at least with most of the devices.  Just plug it in to your computer, open up iTunes, select the iPod, and click restore.  It does wipe the whole iPod, but you can put everything right back on.



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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7234 on: March 01, 2013, 05:20:29 AM »
Starry Diadem, the way I always heard it was:

C:\DOS>

C:\DOS> RUN

Please, God, run...


Well yes, but that's not quite as much fun as the old wingadingdingy and Jane learn-to-read book!
I hated the D*i*c*k and Jane books as a kid.  I could already read well over that level.  It would have been a lot more fun as Wingadingdingy and Jane.

Very large POD here.  Not exactly literature that kept you on the edge of your seat.
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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7235 on: March 01, 2013, 05:57:38 AM »
By contrast I've made my best friend feel old when she's shown me pictures of some items she grew up with and I wasn't quite sure what they were.  Such as the washing machines that had the rollers you'd feed your clothes through to dry them.
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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7236 on: March 01, 2013, 07:12:50 AM »
C:\Dos

C:\Dos Run

Run, Dos. Run


Sorry.  Couldn't resist

LOL!! Love it! : )

I played around one day with my cell phone's speaker feature (as in it allows you to dictate what you want it to do. Not an iPhone so it's not Siri but similar.

I tried to have it call DH.   

"Call DH'sname"
"Calling Karen."
"Cancel.  Call Dhsname"
"I do not see an entry for candle. Who do you want me to call?"
"Call Dhsname"
"Do you want me to open Kindle?"

I gave up.

Me and Siri no longer speak for this very reason.  She pops up every now and then trying to talk to me, but I just ignore her

When a big storm last summer caused massive power outages, I tried to use the voice function for a text message and nearly told a friend that our local Chipotle was ill-clothed  :P (that's "still closed" in iPhonish, apparently).
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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7237 on: March 01, 2013, 07:47:19 AM »
By contrast I've made my best friend feel old when she's shown me pictures of some items she grew up with and I wasn't quite sure what they were.  Such as the washing machines that had the rollers you'd feed your clothes through to dry them.

My favorite (black and white) photo is my dad, my sister, and I sitting in front of our Christmas tree.  You can see some of our new toys in the background, and right beside me is a miniature toy wringer-washer.  I sure wish it had survived my childhood.


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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7238 on: March 01, 2013, 08:36:40 AM »


BabyMama, your friend isn't that far off.  The first iPods were sold in late 2001, so that's only 11.5 years.  Also, did you take your iPod to your nearest Apple store?  From what you said, you're probably right, but you might ask them if they can wipe and reinstall the firmware, just in case the problem is simply a corrupted OS.  It won't cost you anything to ask, and you might be able to save the device.

You can do it on your own computer if you have iTunes, at least with most of the devices.  Just plug it in to your computer, open up iTunes, select the iPod, and click restore.  It does wipe the whole iPod, but you can put everything right back on.

I've done the home wipe, no change. The nearest Apple store is almost 2 hours away. I bought a new iPod video this morning--for probably half the cost of the original one, and more than 5 times the memory. THAT made my brain hurt!  :P

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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7239 on: March 01, 2013, 09:01:49 AM »
Back in the late 70s, I worked for a large electronics manufacturer in Silicon Valley.  I was not even a tech; Just a "rework girl."  My supervisor assigned me to entering failure data into a program he wrote.  His program writing abilities were only slightly more advanced than my data entry skills.  I made a typographic error while entering data, so I hit "delete."  The delete button didn't do anything, so I typed in "delete."

How was I supposed to know that would delete the program itself and all the data.  My supervisor yelled at me.  A lot.  I was computer-phobic for several years because I didn't know how everything could go *poof* in the blink of an eye.  Elvis-has-left-the-room gone.  No warning message.  Nothing.  Probably because my supervisor thought warning messages were unnecessary and he didn't think about the possibility of the data entry clerk hitting the wrong key.

Back in the Palaeolithic Era, when I was in high school, we got computer classes in our last year. We didn't have PCs - we got terminals, with a certain amount of computing time leased from the mainframe at the local university.

Logging in and out of the terminal took a lot of arcane commands. Sometimes, you could think you were logged out, but you hadn't hit the final button to achieve that state.

In the first month, one student, Friday afternoon, was working on computing, I think, the value of "e" for logarithms. It's an irrational number, with no end. He THOUGHT he had closed the program, and logged out.

On Monday, the school discovered it had no computing time left for the year.
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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7240 on: March 01, 2013, 09:28:10 AM »
C:\Dos

C:\Dos Run

Run, Dos. Run


Sorry.  Couldn't resist

LOL!! Love it! : )

I played around one day with my cell phone's speaker feature (as in it allows you to dictate what you want it to do. Not an iPhone so it's not Siri but similar.

I tried to have it call DH.   

"Call DH'sname"
"Calling Karen."
"Cancel.  Call Dhsname"
"I do not see an entry for candle. Who do you want me to call?"
"Call Dhsname"
"Do you want me to open Kindle?"

I gave up.

I tried that with my phone:
Me: Call Pat's Cell [which is what hubby's phone is called in my phone].
Phone: Call Hansel?
Me: Call PAT'S    CELL
Phone: Call HANSEL?
Me: *sigh* Yes, and get Gretel on the line while you're at it.

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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7241 on: March 01, 2013, 09:45:06 AM »
^ I think your phone may have a crush on Jeremy Renner.
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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7242 on: March 01, 2013, 10:14:18 AM »
jedikaiti wrote:

"What about Major Malfunction?"

He was ordered into the field by Kernel Panic and hasn't been seen since.

I just encountered a brain-breaker due to misreading a post in another thread.  It was this, by Redneck Gravy:

"My oldest DD just had a fit about Valentine's Day this year.  She has two children 3 & 9 months and could not get a babysitter and wanted me to keep the kids for her.  I had plans I was not willing to change."

I actually spent a minute trying to figure out how her DD had two children six months apart before I got what she meant.

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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7243 on: March 01, 2013, 10:20:25 AM »
^ I think your phone may have a crush on Jeremy Renner.

I think you and I remember Siri very differently.
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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7244 on: March 01, 2013, 10:42:30 AM »
Just a few months ago, I had a conversation that made my brain hurt. Reading this thread brought it back to mind.
B/g: I belong to a costume/anime club and for people's birthdays we usually all go in on a relatively inexpensive item like a dvd box set or cheap cosplay.
Names and details have been changed.
It was a few weeks to my friend Primrose's birthday, and I got a call from the club president that went like this:
James: So, I found a wedding costume for Primrose we could order. And of course, Iíll contribute.
Me: (knowing Primrose is currently making her own costume) I think Primrose is already working on a wedding costume, but we could get her some accessories.
James: I can pay for some of it.
Me: Yeah, but I think sheís working on a wedding costume
James: I can get some others to chip in as well
James: Iíll send you the link to it over facebook.
Me: *getting annoyed*
I donít remember the rest of the conversation, but he did end up sending me the link, reiterating he would contribute money.  The money wasnít really the issue. It was more me wondering if Primrose would even want the costume what with her making her own. I eventually convinced James to help me buy her some accessories, something I knew she would want. She did finish her costume and it was much nicer than the cheap one we would have bought her.



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